Volvo partnership sets sights on fleet service management

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Updated Mar 20, 2013

volvoVolvo Trucks in North America has entered into memorandums of agreement with both Telogis and Trimble to develop future fleet management services.

The company becomes the first OEM to enter a collaborative business relationship with fleet management service providers, and will offer customers increased flexibility as they optimize the performance of their fleets using the Telogis platform and Trimble, owner of PeopleNet, range of applications.

“Our agreements with Telogis and Trimble will enable us to continue to expand our connected vehicle services offerings,” said David Pardue, Volvo Trucks vice president of aftermarket business development. “Volvo was the first OEM to offer a telematics solution to the market, and we are now the first to work with the industry’s leading fleet management solutions providers. These agreements extend our telematics capabilities so that customers have the option to select a fleet management service that leverages Volvo’s integrated connected vehicle platform.”

Volvo’s agreements with Telogis and Trimble, the truck maker says, bolster its Connected Vehicle Services category of  Volvo Trucks Support Services.

Fleet management services offer fleet managers critical information  such as location, fuel economy and vehicle and driver performance data for all trucks in a fleet. This information, Volvo says, can be utilized by fleets in controling costs, increasing safety, improving customer service and enhancing operations.

“The combination of Volvo’s Remote Diagnostics and the Telogis platform will deliver increased uptime, safety and operational efficiencies for Volvo customers,” said Jason Koch, co-founder and president, Telogis Fleet. “Through this collaboration, we are bringing together two leading brands in our respective spaces with the goal of having a profound effect on the industry.”

Jason Cannon has written about trucking and transportation for more than a decade and serves as Chief Editor of Commercial Carrier Journal. A Class A CDL holder, Jason is a graduate of the Porsche Sport Driving School, an honorary Duckmaster at The Peabody in Memphis, Tennessee, and a purple belt in Brazilian jiu jitsu. Reach him at [email protected]